Project Management: The right level of expertise

The drive to save money can sometimes result in firms spending more than they really should, writes Dermot Corrigan.

4th December, 2011
Project Management: The right level of expertise
Harry Goddard, partner, technology integration, Deloitte: 'People realise their core competencies are in certain areas, and our core competencies are in project management'.

Given the constraints under which many Irish businesses have been operating in recent years, it is not surprising that many are looking to cut costs wherever they can. One approach has been to manage the implementation of new IT in-house systems, saving the fees charged by a third-party project manager.

This decision perhaps betrays a lack of understanding of the value of an experienced and able project manager, who will always argue that their ability...

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